I thought finding an apartment in Paris in January was one of the most nerve wracking, time consuming, soul draining experiences ever. Nothing trumps this fall though, searching for a flat for was a trip down Flat Finding Flashbacks memory lane amped up on humid Paris weather and a flurry of back to school students. At least I didn’t have to spend another 20 Days in a hotel.
This month’s rundown:
8 viewings on “Superday”
4 day of cancellations
3 offers made
2 times being beat out just as papers were going to be handed in
1 new flat
Another 4 months in Paris
Finding a flat in the fall is tough, especially if you consider these circumstances:
- Can hold 2 people, not a couple
- Only a 4 month lease – competing against back to school students who want 10 – 12 month leases
- Don’t speak French (well) Parlez-Vous Anglais?
- Don’t have guarantors (French citizen who’ll “guarantee” your rent payments if you can’t pay)
All I can say is good luck! Not much to add here that I haven’t already mentioned except start early, always call and be ready to make an offer on the spot.